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It just got harder for Donald Trump to keep his tax returns a secret

President Donald Trump has been consistent about very few things during his relatively-short political life. But on one front he has been adamant: He will not release any of his past tax returns. That position became slightly less tenable on Tuesday when The Washington Post reported on the existence of a 10-page draft memo from…MORE

Brooklyn street will be renamed for the Notorious B.I.G.

Baby, baby! Tuesday would have been the 47th birthday of the late rapper The Notorious B.I.G. and his foundation used the occasion to announce that a street in Brooklyn will be renamed for him, according to Billboard. The Notorious B.I.G. — also known as Biggie Smalls and born Christopher Wallace — was 24 years old…MORE

Algeria and Argentina are officially malaria-free, says World Health Organization

Malaria has been eliminated from Algeria and Argentina, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, an important milestone in fighting the mosquito-borne disease. WHO said there were now 38 countries and territories that have been declared free of the disease, which has been making a comeback globally. “Algeria has shown the rest of Africa…MORE

Alaskan floatplane operator suspends operations after 2 crashes in 8 days

An Alaskan floatplane operator says it has voluntarily suspended operations after two of its planes were involved in deadly crashes within eight days this month. All of Taquan Air‘s operations will be suspended until further notice, the company said Tuesday. The decision comes as the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating two crashes: • On…MORE

Schiff cancels ‘enforcement’ meeting after Justice Department offers to share Mueller documents

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff is scrapping a Wednesday morning meeting intended to take an “enforcement action” against the Justice Department after it agreed to begin providing the committee with counterintelligence documents from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The decision to postpone the business meeting — where Schiff threatened to take an unspecified action against…MORE

Washington becomes the first state to legalize composting of humans

Washington has become the first state in the nation to pass a law allowing composting as an alternative to burial or cremation of human remains. Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Tuesday legalizing human composting. The bill will go into effect in May next year. Currently in Washington, bodies can either be cremated or buried.…MORE

Trump lawyers to fight House subpoenas for bank records in hearing

A federal judge in New York on Wednesday will field another clash over House Democrats’ pursuit of President Donald Trump’s financial records. The hearing, regarding subpoenas sent to two banks that handled Trump accounts for years, comes the same week that a judge in Washington, DC, said an accounting firm would have to comply with…MORE